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Artist:
Ira Blount  Search this
Medium:
wood splint, reed, dye
Dimensions:
6 7/8 × 11 × 10 3/16 in. (17.5 × 28 × 25.8 cm)
Type:
basket
Date:
1983
Caption:
By varying wood splints of different thicknesses, artist Ira Blount creates a rectangular-shaped, flat bottomed basket. The splints differ in color, with some exhibiting a pink hue, while others are a warm light-brown. The handle and rim are accented with a matching cross design, and the rim comprises a single reed.
After moving to Washington, DC following World War II, Ira Blount mastered dozens of artisanal crafts. His love for crafting, learning, and community engagement would endure over the course of his long life and career. Created in 1983, this is an early example of Blount’s work in basketry, a medium in which he began to work in 1980.
Cite As:
Gift of Ira Blount
Accession Number:
2011.0004.0010
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl89c67b631-3b6e-42b8-ba7b-9ccfd801fcc7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:acm_2011.0004.0010